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Military with PTSD Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Helping families connect despite PTSD.

Results: Worked with over 85,000 veteran and military families to understand and learn to live with PTSD.

Target demographics: Veterans and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 5,000 veterans with Firework signs

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: peer-to-peer support, warmline, Firework Signs, family night out to see Darci Lynne

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Cynthia K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shawn was the most energetic and exciting person to work with. She has done the most inviting thing ever by getting a smile on my husbands face and gotten him out of the house!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Do your own research. This nonprofit has been accused of horrific things, yet they recently won a federal lawsuit. I encourage everyone to actually read the lawsuit not just believe the twisted version being put out by individuals that have nothing better to do. The deciding factor for me to stop listening to people saying they are a fraud is when the recent financials released by this nonprofit have been completely ignored. The lawsuit and Financials show the founders are not about money as claimed by others. Don't believe the hateful things said by one group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Shawn a couple of years ago. Her honesty and selflessness of her mission within “Military with PTSD Inc” oozed with truth and trust. I reached out to her due to my own sadness of events. She was able to bring answers to questions I had in a noble and truthful way. Something that is missing in todays world. I want to thank her and her husband for all the thousands of hours they spent assisting many many of us that suffered PTSD in what we the public experienced. Their dedication in seeing truth and honesty gave the rest of us hope once again. They gave so much, because they believe in who and what they are. They are leaders and troopers in their own right.
Thank you both deeply.
Heather Stahnke
New Zealand.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great time seeing and getting meet Darci Lynne. Thank you for providing my family with this wonderful opportunity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for giving my family a once in a lifetime opportunity. My kids are still talking about the amazing time and the surprise Meet and Greet Military with PTSD surprised us with!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Young nonprofit that is learning. They have been very helpful to me and I will continue to recommend them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Shawn at the Darci Lynne show on September 30th and was immediately taken by her sweet nature and overwhelming kindness. I brought my daughter to the show and though my daughter is not a veteran. She has been diagnosed with Autism and Dmdd which is a mental health disorder. My daughter has a very big presence when she is excited. Boy was she excited to see Darci Lynne. For her this was more than just a show. Shawn heard about her and surprised us by taking us back stage. My daughter got to sing to Darci Lynne. For one night people saw past the things she struggles with and embraced the real awesome her. For one night she spread her wings and flew. I can't thank you enough Shawn, we will never forget this night.

2 Brenda H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

What totally awesome show! So thankful to be able to go see Darci 's show. For me it wasn't just the show on the stage that was so enjoyable. It was also seeing the kids around me and my HUSBAND enjoying it. Our group had a leaving right away, so sad to miss the meet and greet. I did how ever ask permission to give our passes to some children. One of my friends was in line before them and told me how excited those kids were. Bless twice. Enjoyment of the show and the ability to pass more on to some kids. Win win for all.

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Military with PTSD 10/03/2018

Brenda, take a look at the review above yours. That is the young lady who was given the last two meet and greet passes you had!

2 Amanda A.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had such an amazing night. Great 6 year wedding anniversary surprise!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In my professional opinion, Military with PTSD is an exceptional organization that provides a consistent level of support to military members and their families via a variety of educational and community offerings. The Board, composed of individuals who work diligently to ensure that the best interest of the veterans and their spouses is maintained, has done so under unrelenting false accusations. MwPTSD won a Federal lawsuit against individuals who perpetuated an International scam. Yet despite clear evidence, and support from multiple organizations, a few individuals continue their attacks of false and misguiding claims.

2 Hildie V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

amazing organization, they have helped my family so much since i first met shawn in missouri. she has been a blessing to our family. I met her back in 2010 or 2011. thanks for everything. so sad many fake 1 star reviews from people not involved. just from hearsay. slandering

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Bought and read the book these people wrote (the people who run this business). Supposed to be about Ptsd, but seemed like faked drama to me. Not sure what else they actually do, or why people give them money. Looked at their website and Facebook again recently and don't see things worth donating to. I remember they used to call their business a Counseling Service and they got in trouble for that being a lie a long while ago. Won't support them. Hope people read this.

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Military with PTSD 09/18/2018

Where are you getting the information the "We got in trouble for that being a lie" We never got in trouble and have always been very clear everything we do is peer to peer.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

The people who run this "Military with PTSD, Inc" are trouble! Please look them up (since Greatnonprofits doesn't want me to list their names here). I have been following their situation for years and can say there is really good reason for them to be under investigations. There are way better orgs out there to donate to and support who are actually supporting Veterans and family members in great ways. I would strongly recommend you don't put your money into this one.

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military_with_ptsd 09/16/2018

Your information and comments are not based on proven facts and court rulings. We are compliant with all state registrations at this time except for one. We are currently working on resolving issue with that state and have sent them all the information they have requested.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I used to support this charity, and the people running it, until I found out the truth about who they really are. I'm super surprised to see they are still in operation after all that information came out about the fake Veteran Facebook profiles the charity's founders had created and used to gain attention and popularity, and even worse, using those fake Veteran profiles to create fake "suididal Veteran" situations so they could be seen as some sort of charity superheroes or something. Like, who uses fakes suicides to gain attention? All this information and more can be found in internet searches, so I'm confused why people still support them. There are way better, actually honest, veterans charities out there to support.

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military_with_ptsd 09/16/2018

There is no basis or proof to what you are claiming. We have recently won a federal lawsuit proving Military with PTSD is not a fraud. The founders do not have lengthy criminal histories and that the founders have not lied about Justin’s Military service. If you look, currently the Havok Journal article has been taken down until their team verifies all the proof and information the Gourley’s have provided them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The people who run this so-called charity are a joke. I agree with those of you who have said they are "learning" (when you helped give the excuse that they were just a "young nonprofit"). They are learning to get better at lying to the public and, so far, getting away with it! Now they are lying about some civil lawsuit that they are declaring has cleared them of any possibility of criminal charges or actions. Civil lawsuit exonerating from CRIMINAL charges? Hard to believe they are still in business!

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military_with_ptsd 09/16/2018

The founders have done nothing to warrant any criminal charges as the Federal Court has already ruled Military with PTSD is not a fraud, they Gourley’s do not have a criminal history, and Justin Gourley did not lie about his service. The entire lawsuit can be found on our website.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with the Founders of this nonprofit are that they are incredibly kindhearted and generous with their efforts to help those who really need it. I can't speak highly enough of what they are doing to help veterans. I wish them all the best in growing their charity organization!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Not good. I liked the idea at first, but what started as possible good intentions has turned into a quest for recognition and notoriety. Very sad.....

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Incorrect as our recent federal lawsuit proves the exact opposite. https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

These people misrepresent themselves and actual veterans with PTSD. Their whole organization is built on lies. It's shameful.

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Military with PTSD 08/01/2018

Please see our recent Federal Lawsuit that proves this information is incorrect https://www.militarywithptsd.org/federal-lawsuit/

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very proud of what they have accomplished. 3,000 signs in 2 weeks pretty much just 2 of them. They worked and proud I serve with them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The videos for the mil kids are very good and helpful. And the videos for caregivers. Thank you so much.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Military With PTSD excellent job with the Veteran Firework Signs. Many vets were helped this year.